Romance at Walt Disney World

2012-02-29 / Wellness / Comments Off on Romance at Walt Disney WorldComments

KissingFor those who never thought WDW could be a romantic place, we’re here to say — not so! And our readers must agree because many have provided suggestions for WDW’s “most romantic spot.” So let’s see if there are any surprises. Read the rest of this entry »

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Exercise Your Way to Flexibility and Sense of Well-Being

2012-02-23 / Health / Comments Off on Exercise Your Way to Flexibility and Sense of Well-BeingComments

It’s a Catch-22. Your joints hurt so you don’t feel like exercising. The result is you’re stiffer and have more pain.

But if you exercise, you have more flexibility and better health. Your muscles, bones and joints become stronger.

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How To Grow a Self-Confident Daughter, Part 2

2012-02-22 / Health / Comments Off on How To Grow a Self-Confident Daughter, Part 2Comments

As she matures, respect her need for privacy — Be sensitive to your daughter’s need to separate from you as she grows up. If she doesn’t gradually begin to distance from you she will never be able to leave home. Be sensitive to her cues, as she attempts to set healthy boundaries with you. Her first attempts at setting healthy limits in relationships will be with you. Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Grow a Self-Confident Daughter, Part 1

2012-02-22 / Health / Comments Off on How To Grow a Self-Confident Daughter, Part 1Comments

Please Note: When considering these guidelines, take into account the age and maturity level of your daughter.

Listen to who your daughter is, not whom you want her to be — It’s a natural tendency for us to want our girls to make all of the “right” choices because, of course, we have all of the right answers. Unfortunately, what is right for you may not be best for your daughter. Although it’s difficult, respect your daughter’s inner wisdom as she chooses interests and begins to establish her own identity. She will be far more determined and confident in following the path she has chosen for herself. Read the rest of this entry »

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Club Drugs Are Nothing to Rave About

2012-02-15 / Women's Health / Comments Off on Club Drugs Are Nothing to Rave AboutComments

Think for a moment what ecstasy means to you — a homework-free weekend, a great vacation, maybe a romantic evening? Unfortunately, for more and more teens ecstasy means the club drug Ecstasy — a stimulant used to enhance pleasure and energy but that may have dangerous, even deadly, effects.
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Your Heart Against the Grain

2012-02-14 / Health / Comments Off on Your Heart Against the GrainComments

Once I made the decision to change my career and my life, I felt light and free. The few yoga classes I was teaching in the evenings were filling up and I truly felt good about what I was doing. Teaching was something I always wanted to do, but I never thought for a minute that it would have been yoga. Those few hours in the evening, when I was teaching, made the rest of the work day tolerable. It was time to move on to a new path in my life.

What stopped me cold in my tracks at this stage of my life’s shift, was the lack of support by absolutely everyone in my life. My co-workers thought I was nuts. “Why do you want to give up your career to teach yoga?” “No one is going to take yoga in Green Bay, it’s too weird, people here are way too conservative for that stuff.” “You are crazy!” “You’ll be back, wait and see.” A few wished me well, saying, “I wish I had the guts to go out on my own”. Friends were neutral in a ‘I’ve heard this before’ kind of way. Most never thought I was truly going to go through with it. My family gave me all the why nots, or simply held comment for when I would fail. My husband didn’t want me to make any career changes, especially into something like teaching yoga. What about the money? We don’t need it. What about insurance? You can carry it. What about retirement, paid vacations, financial security? What about them? I’d rather be happy then be a slave to those worries. He didn’t feel the same way about those things as I did. But eventually he agreed that I needed to be happy for him to be happy. We came up with the “one year to make it work plan”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Distributor Training

2012-02-07 / Health / Comments Off on Distributor TrainingComments

NSP sponsors many meetings and courses at which distributors can be trained.

Distributor School is a two-day program given at various locations throughout the United States and open to all distributors and managers. In 1988, NSP launched the program and announced:

Distributor School will be built around the new catalog, “A Systems Guide to Natural Health.” Students will learn [NSP’s] philosophy of natural health, plus they will be taken on a tour of the body, system by system. For each system they learn the basics of what that body does and what happens when it starts to break down. Attendees will come away actually knowing the key products to use for each of these systems. Thus they will have a working knowledge of which nutritional supplements to choose to feed the various systems of the body.

In addition, there will be a carefully constructed business and motivation session that will teach distributors how they can support their own good health habits by sharing their new-found knowledge with others.

NSP’s Distributor School kit provides specific guidelines for staying within the law and proposes “legal” ways to promote NSP supplements, such as discussing the “historical uses” of herbs and how herbs, “as foods,” contribute to health. According to the kit, NSP will pay up to $2,000 per calendar year to help defray the expenses of any lawsuit filed against active distributors or managers on grounds of prescribing or diagnosing.

Manager School was a five-day program given several times a year at the company’s home office. Its purpose was to train people to “really be Natural Health Counselors.” The program included “in-depth training in iridology, muscle-testing and nutritional supplements,” with “business and legal information … woven into the fabric of how to actually practice natural health consulting properly.” The program also included role-playing of counseling sessions. The course materials included iridology and muscle testing charts.

Managers were encouraged to hold regular meetings to explain the body systems and key products to new distributors. In late 1991, Manager School was converted into a two-day affair called Natural Health and Business School.

A Professionalism Symposium is offered following the company’s national convention each year. This meeting features speakers on health and business topics and workshops on muscle testing, advanced iridology, Chinese herbology and new NSP products.

Other educational opportunities are offered through area herb conferences, lectures at the national convention, conferences for leading distributors, and regional conferences for distributors who wish to focus on selling NSP’s water treatment systems.

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Obesity a Barrier to Breast, Cervical Screening

2012-02-06 / Women's Health / Comments Off on Obesity a Barrier to Breast, Cervical ScreeningComments

Researchers from the Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center surveyed 11,435 women to determine whether being overweight is associated with lower reported rates of screening with Pap smears and mammography.

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